Global Patent Index - EP 0998966 A3

EP 0998966 A3 2000-05-31 - Methods and systems for transferring game saves between a game system memory card and a computer

Title (en)

Methods and systems for transferring game saves between a game system memory card and a computer

Title (de)

Verfahren und Systeme zum Transfer von abgespeicherten Spielständen zwischen einer Spielsystemspeicherkarte und einem Rechner

Title (fr)

Méthodes et systèmes pour transférer des sauvegardes de jeu entre la carte mémoire d'un système de jeu et un ordinateur

Publication

EP 0998966 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99121777 A

Priority

US 18557198 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0998966A2] The present invention includes methods and systems for transferring game saves between a game system memory card and a personal computer. According to one aspect, the present invention may include a game save transfer device that connects to game system memory cards, reads game saves from the game system memory cards, and writes game saves to the memory cards. The game save transfer device may also connect to the computer to read game saves from and write game saves to the computer. According to another aspect, the present invention may include a control program for controlling transfer of game saves between a game system memory card and a computer in response to input from a user. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A63F 13/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/49 (2013.01); A63F 13/02 (2013.01); A63F 13/95 (2014.09); A63F 2300/206 (2013.01); A63F 2300/407 (2013.01); A63F 2300/636 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • [A] EP 0681297 A2 19951108 - IBM [US]
  • [A] EP 0431723 A2 19910612 - SNK CORP [JP]
  • [XA] "Save, Send, and Archive With The DexDrive", [ONLINE], 19 June 1998 (1998-06-19), pages 1 - 2, XP002134605, Retrieved from the Internet <URL:www.game-junkie.com/News/1998_June/Jun19_DexDrive.htm> [retrieved on 20000331]
  • [A] "Sony Computer Entertainment America Expands The World Of Its Playstation Game Console Through Introduction Of Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)", [ONLINE], 27 May 1998 (1998-05-27), pages 1 - 2, XP002114046, Retrieved from the Internet <URL:www.playstation.com/press_releases/show.asp?spec=61> [retrieved on 19980830]
  • [PXPA] "The DexDrive", [ONLINE], 18 November 1998 (1998-11-18), pages 1 - 5, XP002134606, Retrieved from the Internet <URL:psx.ign.com/news/5791.html> [retrieved on 20000331]

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AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0998966 A2 20000510; EP 0998966 A3 20000531; US 6386979 B1 20020514

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